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Principles

Key to successful arthroplasty

  • Exposure of the shoulder joint. In these fractures, the tuberosities are not fractured and the humeral head is dislocated in isolation. Therefore, the approach to the glenohumeral joint is completely different. Depending on the surgeon’s preference, an osteotomy of the lesser tuberosity or a tenotomy of the subscapularis tendon may be used. However, an osteotomy of the lesser tuberosity is recommended.
  • Correct determination of the surgical landmarks
  • Proper determination of prosthesis size and position